Modern technology allows us to remove unwanted people from our family photos, or to add someone the camera missed.
When [Chris Johnson] photographed a wedding for his girlfriend’s family in upstate New York a few years ago, he left a space at the end of a big group shot for one member who was unable to attend. They caught up with him months later, snapped a head shot, and Mr. Johnson used Photoshop to paste him into the wedding photo.By the way, here's a photograph we found among my late grandmother's belongings. That's my great-grandfather Wallace Edgar Coolidge on the left, and his wife Mary Jane on the right holding my great-uncle Pete. Seated in the middle is Wallace's grandmother Jane, and right behind her is Teddy Roosevelt.
Now, he said, everyone knows it is phony, but “this faked photograph actually created the assumption — people kind of remember him as there.” [Link]